Screenings

PreSchool Screening

Voluntary screenings for all three and four year old children living in the Cary District 26 and Fox River Grove D3 attendance area will be held throughout the year at Oak Knoll School.

The screening gives information about developmental skills such as how the child uses his or her body (motor skills), speech and language skills, knowledge of basic concepts like counting and colors (conceptual skills), and the child’s vision and hearing development.

Tentative Preschool Screening dates for 2018-2019 are:

Friday, 9/7/18

Friday, 11/2/18

Friday 1/11/19

Friday, 3/1/19

Screenings are free, but it is necessary to schedule an appointment.

If you wish to have your child screened, please contact Lois Bowman at 847-516-5100 or email her bowmanl@dist3.org. You must complete registration paperwork and prove residency prior to scheduling a screening appointment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Heather Trom, Director of Special Education at 847-462-2415 or email tromh@dist3.org.

Kindergarten Screening

Kindergarten Screenings occur in the spring after the district registration has occurred. This screening is used to determine if any interventions or supports need to be in place at the beginning of the school year to ensure student success in the transition to Kindergarten. Students are identified based upon information gathered in the registration packet and questionnaire that is completed.

The screening is a play based assessment completed by the special services team which may include Special Education Teacher, General Education Teacher, School Social Worker, School Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech/Language Pathologist, and other team members as relevant. The team will look at academic skills, motor skills, speech or language skills. and social interactions.

If you have any questions about the process or have concerns about your child, please contact Heather Trom, Director of Special Education at 847-462-2415 or email tromh@dist3.org.